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What do animals eat?

Introduction Session

Here you can download the teaching guide for this extra activity to do with the toy and print activities related to the game. You can also download the digital game and use it whenever and wherever you want.

Learning Objective

Identifying and classifying animals according to their food.

Digital Game

Choose the image which matches the kind of food each animal eats. There are 3 different types: Herbivore, Carnivore and Omnivore. If you are right you will hear a sound and the animal on screen will change.

  • Animals, Insects & Plants
  • Exploring Nature

How to play

Hand out the Miniland animals. Ask the children the names of the animals and if they know what each of them eats. Explain the concepts of Herbivore, Carnivore and Omnivore by integrating the children answers.


Pick up a Miniland animal in turns and say what it likes to eat. If it ?s a herbivore place it on the Herbivore sheet (sheets printed out beforehand), if it ?s a carnivore, place it on the Carnivore sheet and if it ?s an omnivore, place it on the Omnivore sheet. Explain the symbols which represent eaqch category. You can also hand out one sheet per child and give them instructions, such as for example: draw 3 Herbivores, 2 Carnivores and 1 Omnivore.